Boston Public Schools

English Learner Parent Support Program Specialist Intern (SY20-21) (00061980-SY2021)

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TitleEnglish Learner Parent Support Program Specialist Intern (SY20-21)
Posting ID00061980-SY2021

General Responsibilities and Goals:

The Office of English Learners (OEL) is seeking exceptional current English Learner (EL) parents/guardians to work collaboratively with Boston Public Schools EL families, staff, community partners, and the Office of English Learners. The purpose of the position is to ensure that English Learner families' needs are met during the current COVID 19 pandemic and the remote learning period for school year 20/21.



  • Support EL families with using remote learning technology such as Google Classroom, SeeSaw, Zoom, and other remote learning platforms as suggested by the teacher/school.
  • Meet and speak with EL parents to identify their educational needs and issues. 
  • Refer families to school and community resources and services as appropriate. 
  • Inform EL families of  opportunities to participate in DELAC, ELAC and other district parent-led groups and support them in participating in these groups.
  • Conduct direct outreach and recruitment of families for all Office of English Learners’ events such as DELAC conferences, Welcome Back sessions, Technology Goes Home, Parent Education Programs, and ESOL. 



  • Must be authorized to work in the United States
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing in both English and in one of the major BPS languages (Spanish, Cabo Verdean Creole, Haitian Creole, Chinese, Vietnamese, Portuguse, Arabic, Somali, or French).
  • Be the parent/guardian of a current or former BPS EL student/s.
  • Familiarity navigating the Boston Public Schools and the Office of English Learners system and policies


  • Ability to use a Chromebook or other device to host meetings and communicate with other parents.

This position is a intern position with no benefits attached and is only open to current BPS EL parents/guardians. This is a temporary grant-funded position that will not be guaranteed beyond June 2021.


Candidates selected for this position will be paid at a rate of $18/hour for up to 15 hours per week. The maximum amount the employee will receive is $3,924.

The Boston Public Schools, in accordance with its nondiscrimination policies, does not discriminate in its programs, facilities, or employment or educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, age, criminal record (inquiries only), disability, homelessness, sex/gender, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, genetics or military status, and does not tolerate any form of retaliation, or bias-based intimidation, threat or harassment that demeans individuals’ dignity or interferes with their ability to learn or work. 

Shift TypeCentral Office
Salary Range--
LocationCentral Office - ELL

Applications Accepted

Start Date12/21/2020
End Date04/30/2021